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Navika Sagar Parikrama (INSV Tarini) – Indian Navy’s all-women crew completes circumnavigating around globe

Published on May 22, 2018
Indian Navy’s all-women crew completed its expedition of circumnavigating the globe in more than eight months.

  • Under the Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition, the Indian Navy’s 6-member all-women crew onboard of INSV Tarini reached Panaji, Goa in around 254 days.
  • It was the first ever all women Asian and Indian circumnavigation expedition of the globe.
  • They were welcomed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at INS Mandovi boat pool in Panaji.
  • The 'Navika Sagar Parikrama' expedition was flagged off on 10th September 2017.
  • It aimed at promoting women empowerment.
  • The crew led by Lt Commander Vartika Joshi covered a total of 21,980 nautical miles in INSV Tarini, which was inducted into the Indian Navy on 18th February 2017.
  • The other crew members comprised Lt Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.
  • The expedition was completed in six legs with five stopovers at Fremantle I Australia, Lyttleton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falkland Islands, Cape Town in South Africa, and Port Louis in Mauritius

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